1. kevinarguello's Avatar
    So since this morning, I've been drooling about the mini with retina display. I want to go for it this fall or Christmas and I was wondering if the wifi+cellular was worth it or not.

    I could use both ways of connexions if I have it so I can't give an edge over one or another. Knowing this, do you guys have just wifi or wifi+4g models?

    Is it work the extra money? Do you guys use it for work or just for pleasure?
    10-22-2013 08:08 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I've only had the wifi models but the tmobile variant is tempting because they are apparently giving 200MB data for free. Not much but better than the other carriers.
    10-22-2013 08:10 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Same here. I've only had Wi-Fi Only models. No data plan for my iPad Mini. By the way, would you like to include a voting survey with this thread?
    10-22-2013 08:16 PM
  4. kevinarguello's Avatar
    Same here. I've only had Wi-Fi Only models. No data plan for my iPad Mini. By the way, would you like to include a voting survey with this thread?
    I would've liked to do so but didn't see the option with the iM app. Thanks for asking though!
    10-22-2013 08:21 PM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    This mini Retina is very tempting and have to decide on full size vs mini over the long period of time I would own it and of course the money difference.
    10-22-2013 08:26 PM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    So since this morning, I've been drooling about the mini with retina display. I want to go for it this fall or Christmas and I was wondering if the wifi+cellular was worth it or not.

    I could use both ways of connexions if I have it so I can't give an edge over one or another. Knowing this, do you guys have just wifi or wifi+4g models?

    Is it work the extra money? Do you guys use it for work or just for pleasure?
    I have a ipad 4 cell model .. I got it because I thought I would use it away from wifi .. Yes it has came in handy sometimes. Most of time I don't use it thou.
    The main thing you have to answer is how often to you take your ipad with you places ?
    For me I take it to work every day so it comes in handy for me when I do need it.
    If your mainly taking it places with wifi then no . If you want to use it outdoors like a park then it's worth it.
    10-22-2013 08:42 PM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    I have about 39 more weeks of a summer promo that AT&T had, 1GB/7days for .99.


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    10-23-2013 10:59 AM
  8. kevinarguello's Avatar
    I have about 39 more weeks of a summer promo that AT&T had, 1GB/7days for .99.


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    Well if that was the case, I'd gladly get the LTE model but being the data plans 30-50 bucks... I have to think twice
    10-23-2013 12:28 PM
  9. sunnysideup22125's Avatar
    My current iPad mini has the data option but I've never used it. I can usually find a wifi signal.
    10-23-2013 02:18 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I've always owned iPads with cell radios for in case I want to have a data plan. I can enable my data plan for 30 days if I want. And if I don't want it have it for 60 days, I can just discontinue it until I want it again.

    It's worth it if you know you'll have a use for it in places that you won't get wifi.
    10-23-2013 02:39 PM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I'm going to do wifi + data this time. T-mobile is offering free data for life on tablets and if you need more than the allotted 200MB, their plans seem to be more reasonable than the others. I love my Verizon service but I don't think I can pass this up!
    10-23-2013 08:44 PM
  12. Speedygi's Avatar
    I hate tethering on my phone, and it drains a ton of battery. Unless the day comes where tethering is a cost and battery effective solution, I will have data plans on any device I have, tablet or otherwise. And besides what's more cool than loading a James Bond movie on the move in a bus? lol
    10-24-2013 06:40 AM
  13. Eileen89's Avatar
    Well if that was the case, I'd gladly get the LTE model but being the data plans 30-50 bucks... I have to think twice
    Hey Kevin, the plan that I have now is no longer available anyway so once my plan runs out I'll be forced to select a higher one.


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    Last edited by Irish Rose; 10-25-2013 at 08:45 AM.
    10-25-2013 08:22 AM
  14. smileyboy's Avatar
    I hate tethering on my phone, and it drains a ton of battery. Unless the day comes where tethering is a cost and battery effective solution, I will have data plans on any device I have, tablet or otherwise. And besides what's more cool than loading a James Bond movie on the move in a bus? lol
    Exactly my reasoning. My iPad mini has been my hotspot for my ps vita, 3ds and MacBook Air. The battery just goes forever when I need it. Since in on a family share plan, the iPad just uses the data from my phone anyway.
    10-25-2013 09:06 AM
  15. kevinarguello's Avatar
    I've been checking the data plans and so far I've found the T-mob one of 200mb/month for free... But definitely not enough and the coverage here around Fayetteville-ft Bragg is not good.

    So looking into At&t the shared data plan of 4gb is 45/smartphone + 70month + 10/tablet or the 6gb for 35/smartphone + 90/month + 10/tablet. Definitely a rip-off in my opinion.

    So I don't know what to do yet
    JoyfulHeart35 likes this.
    10-25-2013 09:19 AM
  16. Speedygi's Avatar
    Plus having a data plan on your iPads is a sexy tech savvy thing haha
    10-25-2013 07:00 PM
  17. vic867's Avatar
    I purchased the first two models wifi only, and regretted it. The last two models I purchased with LTE and it was great. As a Verizon Family Plan customer, to add a LTE iPad is only 10 dollars a month to my plan.
    10-25-2013 08:27 PM
  18. Peligro911's Avatar
    Well if that was the case, I'd gladly get the LTE model but being the data plans 30-50 bucks... I have to think twice
    Mine I have the option for pre paid 20 bucks for 2 gb it's good for 30 days or when I use the 2 gb after that I have to authorize another 20 bucks if I want more .. if not I use it as wifi until I feel like paying for data again
    10-25-2013 09:01 PM
  19. iwoodland's Avatar
    I have the mini with wifi+cellular. I use it for work and home. I'm never without a signal. I will always buy now with both in the future.
    10-26-2013 04:00 AM
  20. raorth's Avatar
    I currently own the mini with wifi only, I regret not getting the cellular. Will be upgrading to the mini w/ retina wifi+cellular when available.
    Rocket_Girl likes this.
    10-26-2013 08:45 AM
  21. cardfan's Avatar
    I purchased the first two models wifi only, and regretted it. The last two models I purchased with LTE and it was great. As a Verizon Family Plan customer, to add a LTE iPad is only 10 dollars a month to my plan.
    Yep, it's only 10 a month for me as well on a verizon data sharing plan. Plus you should get a subsidy for your LTE ipad of 400 or more off making it cost less than a wifi only version.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    10-26-2013 09:34 AM
  22. dalaen's Avatar
    I have WiFi only currently, but will definitely upgrade to a Cellular model.
    I live in France so it's different from your carrier, but the newest iPads are the first iPads in France to support our 4G/LTE frequencies. Moreover, my carrier gives me for free a 2nd SIM-card sharing the data consumption with my phone data plan.

    You can do without Cellular on an iPad: you always have your iPhone with you anyway. It's not like you're with *no Internet at all*. But I think that opening your iPad in the train to start watching a movie or resume reading your book, and being able to have a sneak peak at a website, or check your emails from it, is just so good.
    Last edited by dalaen; 10-29-2013 at 02:02 PM.
    JoyfulHeart35 likes this.
    10-26-2013 10:04 AM
  23. kevinarguello's Avatar
    Mine I have the option for pre paid 20 bucks for 2 gb it's good for 30 days or when I use the 2 gb after that I have to authorize another 20 bucks if I want more .. if not I use it as wifi until I feel like paying for data again
    What plan is that Peligro?
    10-26-2013 10:55 AM
  24. joshrocker's Avatar
    I've had 2 iPads and have bought the wifi only for both of them. I haven't really regretted it. Having the cellular version would have come in handy in a few places but the extra cost of the ipad itself with yet another data plan has made it an easy decision for me.
    JoyfulHeart35 likes this.
    10-26-2013 11:04 AM
  25. nat750's Avatar
    I have an iPad mini 64gb with cellular & pay 10 a month for 1gb of data with EE in the UK (that's not the 4g plan). I used to tether all the time because I have all you can eat data on my iPhone but it can kill battery life & be a mess about sometime connecting so now the tether is just there if I need it but 1gb seems enough for my iPad. I just use the tether for Netflix that's why I used 17.5gb one month on my phone data (thanks to Breaking Bad)
    10-26-2013 11:53 AM
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